The self-titled newest album by Blunt Blade is a shining example of what can be achieved with a deft hand in songwriting and first-rate composition.
Because of the range of feelings represented on this album, Blunt Blade had to compose a musical setting that prioritised not only melody and restraint, but also some of the most fundamental human emotions. In every respect, “Blunt Blade” succeeds.
Blunt Blade has always had a keen ear for music. He started singing at an early age and went on to play the piano, guitar, bass, and drums by the time he was 16. At 16, he formed the cover band Chainsaw Vendetta (then known as Chainsaw Vasectomy) and served as lead guitarist and lead singer.
There are quite a few influences on Blunt Blade’s style: Radiohead, Miles Davis, Tame Impala, Talking Heads, Metric, Soundgarden, Tool, Phish, Dream Theater, Muse, Frank Zappa, and Blond Redhead are just a few who helped motivate and shape him.
Blunt Blade latest album, “Blunt Blade,” has a distinct and gloomy atmosphere, drawing from classical influences to create an alternative/indie sound that also incorporates electronic/synth, hard rock, post punk, and even dance/disco. Those with a strong craving for unique music that is intricately arranged and is propelled by harmonic beauty can relate to these tracks.
Blunt Blade is genuine in both its intentions and its delivery. He’s got an incredible talent that moves those who hear it and will lead him someplace he can’t even begin to fathom right now.